Lewis Ranch - Greenwood Creek Conservation Area (SNC 1189-LC)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Lewis Ranch - Greenwood Creek Conservation Area (SNC 1189-LC)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
American River Conservancy

Document Description
This fee-title project will result in the purchase of 972-acre Lewis Ranch from a single owner and create the Greenwood Creek Conservation Area. The project would conserve a large contiguous area of oak woodland and maintain the property as a working landscape and for increased managed public recreation. Other goals of this project include: expanding wildlife connectivity in the South Fork American River watersheds and provide additional wildlife-related recreation opportunities in western El Dorado County.

Contact Information
Jamie Sammut
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205
Auburn, CA 95603

Phone : (530) 823-4688


El Dorado
Other Location Info
21 mi. NW of Placerville, 3 mi. N of Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park and 3 mi. E of Auburn State Recreation Area. Town of Greenwood is 0.5 mi. from project site, which fronts Greenwood Road on the eastern property boundary. Within South Fork American River watershed, situated along Greenwood Creek.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project is a Transfer of Ownership of Interest In Land to Preserve Existing Natural Conditions and Historical Resources. There are multiple purposes to protecting the property, including management of the property in order to continue rangeland grazing, active vegetation management and providing guided public access for wildlife-oriented recreation. There will be no change to the primary land use and no physical alterations to the environment.


Notice of Exemption
2020030332_SNC_1189_LC_NOE_ARC_03   PDF 832 K

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